I Dont Like Being Late

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    I get so worked up and stressed

    when I'm running late. I have been working on just accepting it for what it is... I'm late, now what... oh well.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 10, 2016

    Being late kids inexcusable,

    I get totally annoyed with people that are late or have no regard for promptness!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 10, 2015

    I hate being late, i gad a very important job

    to be to today. aced the interview like it was nothing. but today i wake up at 6:45 like any other boring person to be at work by 8. woke up, took a shower, made my lunch and left by 7:30 plenty of time to get there; so i thought. i drove downtown where the office was located...
    DontForget0308 DontForget0308
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I am always early...I think it is professional

    and polite. I think being late is disrespectful. I feel like every single person, in a social situation, that I meet is always late, and I always dislike waiting for them to show up. For that purpose, I always purposefully make myself leave later than I would (for social...
    DocMcSizzle DocMcSizzle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    This week I was late twice from school :( I

    don't know how, I just took too much time to get ready. Not a good week, I was also fighting with my sister so on the weekend I will get a severe discipline from my father.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200
    16-17, M
    Oct 8, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 29, 2015

    I hatehatehate being late.

    I actually cheat myself and have my watch set 2 minutes fast on purpose, which I will then compound by forcing myself to get to places with two minutes to spare on the time on my watch. Even if I can't do that, still gives me a little I'm not late time up my sleave :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    I really prefer to be one hour too early

    than to be 5 minutes too late. I am expecting from other people to be on time and not to let me wait and so I´m expecting from my own person the same.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    Unless it were a situation out of ( my) human

    control, I despise the idea of being late or anyone else for that matter, especially if its a time we mutually agreed to/ on. I cannot understand how one can still be late knowing the appointed time. get everything done before the decided time or after! I find it annoying to be...
    ira01 ira01
    31-35, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    True enough! Comes from having to walk

    so far during my schooldays!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    I make sure when i need to be somewhere

    that i always get there 15 minutes early.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    I'm fashionably late.

    . All of the time. Unless I organise myself well before the outing and ensure I leave the house an hour before giving me time to get a coffee or a small breakfast.. I don't like being late but because I'm not organised I find myself to be in the same rut time and time again.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    I was taught and made it a priority to anything

    I plan to be at to never be late. It often makes me impatient when I need to wait. This priority has helped me get ahead in life and helped me keep a job. But because I get impatient I always do things myself. If someone offers to help that is fine. But I try to avoid help. I...
    gambler920 gambler920
    51-55, M
    Nov 10, 2014

    There is no excuse for being late!

    On time is a blessing and it should be treasured!
    cougar1967 cougar1967
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    I hate being late for anything

    but aspecaily work if iam late for work it just screws up my whole day
    justmyself11 justmyself11
    56-60, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    I hate being late. I was raised

    and taught not to be late. By being punctual it never gave me any trouble. I hate to be with another person that doesn't care and have to depend on them.
    walker1700 walker1700
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    being on time! one of my pet peeves!

    some people will be late to their own funeral. why is it so hard for some to be be punctual?! so inconsiderate. I have to tell my daughter and son in law a time 15 - 30 min. ahead of the actual time. makes me crazy
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015
    maddieharvelle maddieharvelle
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    I can't stand being late

    for anything, I am a huge time freak and I will spaz out if I Am even one minute late for something. It seriously annoys me lol but I'm working on it (:
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    I hate people who does not respect other

    people's time and schedule!
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    I need someone to talk to ,

    can someone message me
    monatonie monatonie
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    Oh if there is one thing I hate the most,

    in the world,it's being late! Like I think of time as something not to waste, so if I'm late, I wasted someone's time! Like I would hate for someone to be late for me so why be late for others?
    domdotcom domdotcom
    18-21, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    This is my number one pet peeve!

    I hate being late for anything! I hate it!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 13, 2016

    I guess it could be considered an OCD,

    a phobia or just good work ethics. But I always arrive to work an hour. I hate being late and hate having to rush.
    muddygoat muddygoat
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    It's awful. One of the few things

    that flusters me. It will happen to all of us sometimes. Unexpected events. Traffic. You know the sort of thing. But I can't bear people who are perennially late. They are saying 'my time is more important than yours. I am more important than you'. Hate it..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 8, 2015

    Ive gotten to the point

    where I dont even like just being on time. If Im not early to whatever it is Im doing, then I get annoyed at everything. Not angry, just annoyed. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I don't like being late

    but I'm always running late😔, I gotta start giving myself more time to work with.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    If I know I'm going to be late.

    ..I simply don't go. I'm sure if I went and saw a shrink....um...psychologist....we could find some deep-seated reason for this. But screw that...I'll just leave 15 minutes early.
    luketepid luketepid
    56-60, M
    Mar 10, 2016

    I'm almost never actually late.

    I plan ahead usually, and I turn up early enough to think about the situation. The other lateness has me sweating a bit. I'm a week almost late with my period. I have been late before, but it's a worry.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    i read a lil book called WOULD YOU RATHER.

    ..it said for the rest of your life would you rather be ten minutes late to everything or thurty minutes early to everything...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    I hate being late for school in the mornings.

    My sister always slows me down and i have to walk fast down the hills in winter and everything (if I'm walking obvs) so I kinda sometimes stumble and I always just make it in time for the registration bell, if I'm late I'll get detention and a rowe off my registration teacher
    Smexyshannonxo Smexyshannonxo
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    My Biggest Pet Peeve

    My biggest pet peeve is being late. I swear I will be early for my own funeral, sad to say. It makes me very anxious to be late. i work with the public and one of my clients asked me if I was in the military because I am so prompt. I would rather sit in my car and be early than...
    akindheart akindheart
    61-65, F
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2013

    Being late stresses me!

    Silly, right? Somehow I've always felt being late shows disrespect to whomever it is you are meeting, picking up or doing something with. I know how it feels when I feel someone has been disrespectful towards me. Yep, I don't like being late.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    The worst thing about being late is not the

    fact you may have missed something, although the that is important, it's how everyone stares as you make your entrance to wherever. People are so rude, the stare and stare as if you're going to sneeze out a £5 note from your nose or something. It's rather unnerving
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    I really worry! There are dangers

    but it does happen. Two weeks or more worrying.
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2016
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    I hate being late, especially in a meeting

    or a class, cause once you come in late everyone in the room will stare at you then you would have a hard time thinking of reasons why you were late especially to your teacher.
    Maesia1998 Maesia1998
    18-21, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    It makes me terribly frustrated

    and anxious. I'm forgiving (to a point) with others for tardiness, but I just need to be there and be prepared ahead of time to feel comfortable! Rushing = flustered = a surefire bad mood.
    ownsherself ownsherself
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    I don't like being late.

    I hate it when people organize a time to meet then blow me off. Don't show up and act like nothing's wrong. But if I do the same to them they get really angry.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    OMG! I'm always scheduling

    and planning I think it's my OCD again but it's not a bad thing! I'm always on time for everything ☺️
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    This is a huge pet peeve of mine.

    I am a teacher and I am rarely late to anything with my students. Other teachers are often running way behind schedule. I can understand every so often. We all have problems here and there. However, being late consistently just makes it so difficult for everyone else. Use a...
    threeforagirl threeforagirl
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    I feel stressed when I am late

    so really do everything to arrive in plenty of time!
    Julesyro Julesyro
    61-65, M
    Mar 10, 2016

    That's why I hate offering

    or taking rides for people. Accommodating people who have no respect for time really irks me.
    BeauKitty BeauKitty
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    not having a car and all i think about being

    late alot. to be honest i'm often the first one to arrive at a class and the last one to leave. i get all my work done in advance except essays so i won't have to worry about it instead of sleeping or wake up realizing it's not finished. i tend to set my alarm clock an hour...
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    I usually get to places on time,

    though my friend will show up an hour later! I can't trust her with time, though she gets me out the house with her car 😵 can't wait for driving lessons
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    Is it odd to not like being late

    while also not being bound to time itself in terms of it not being a main priority? Actually let me clarify, to understand my terribly asked question think of type B personality. Lol sorry for the confusion XD
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    Aug 26, 2015
    givan41 givan41
    41-45, M
    Oct 4, 2015
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